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Billy Joe Saunders keen to make a big impression on KSI vs Logan Paul 2 undercard and secure Canelo Alvarez fight, says Eddie Hearn

Billy Joe Saunders’ world title defence on the undercard of KSI vs Logan Paul 2 is a good chance to raise his profile in America, according to promoter Eddie Hearn.

The WBO super-middleweight title holder will take on Marcelo Coceres at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on Saturday, ahead of the rematch between the YouTube sensations.

Saunders is fighting for the first time since joining Hearn’s Matchroom stable

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Saunders is fighting for the first time since joining Hearn’s Matchroom stable

It will be Saunders’ first defence of his belt after beating Shefat Isufi in May.

“We are going to try and piggyback off the back of that audience to increase the profile of Billy Joe Saunders and Devin Haney,” Hearn told talkSPORT.

“This is Billy Joe Saunders’ first fight in America and if it was him on his own then you might have a hundredth of the audience you are going to get for this fight.

“He understands it, he gets it. It’s a really important fight for him as it is his first attempt at defending is super-middleweight world title.”


Saunders is also eyeing a big performance to try and secure a fight with Canelo Alvarez in 2020.

Hearn added: “Canelo and his team have earmarked Billy Joe as a candidate for the Cinco de Mayo date.

“He needs to look good and make a statement on his US debut. He’s in good form and is taking on an unbeaten Marcelo Coceres.

“It’s going to be a tough fight but I believe Billy Joe is a top pound-for-pound fighter and I really believe he is going to get that Canelo fight next year.”

Saunders has made it clear to Hearn that Canelo, who knocked out Sergey Kovalev to win the WBO light-heavyweight world title earlier this month, is the man he wants next.

“Canelo’s never been a 168lbs [super-middleweight] world champion,” he said. “They say he has, he hasn’t. WBA ‘regular’ champion? That’s not the full world title, he’s never been full world champion.

“So let’s go. I’ll give him a chance, let’s go. You give me a chance and I’ll give you a chance of being a four-weight world champion.”

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